Fort Worth Zoo Becomes First In Texas To Earn Autism Designation

October 7, 2020

More families and individuals are looking for who have completed a certification program through an accredited source.

The Fort Worth Zoo is committed to ensuring that all visitors, including those with autism and other sensory needs, have an amazing experience. As part of this commitment, the zoo was recently awarded a Certified Autism Center.

The designation is given by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards to organizations that have completed an autism-specific training and review process to better serve all guests.

“We are pleased to be among a growing number of institutions that are certified autism centers. Our zoo offers many opportunities for creativity and discovery, and we are pleased to add another resource for accessibility. We hope that this continues our audience At the same time, the zoo will be more user-friendly and available, “said Michael Fouraker, Executive Director of Fort Worth Zoo.

Individuals and families with children on the autism spectrum often find it difficult to choose attractions and things to do because they are unsure of how they will be received and what accommodations are available.

The Fort Worth Zoo is the first zoo to become a certified autism center.

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